Die paar Handvoll meiner Leser wissen, daß ich Wrestling-Fan bin. Meine eigene kleine eFederation, LA VirtuaPro Wrestling Alliance, habe ich bis jetzt mit den UltraQuick Wrestling-Regeln von Downey Games bestritten.
Zeit für eine Veränderung. Von nun an werde ich die Liga mit MAR Barkers Perfected Game Rules simulieren. Nochmal kurz zur Erinnerung:
1) We both roll dice.
2) If you roll high, your view of reality prevails.
3) If I roll high, my view of reality prevails.
4) If we’re close, we negotiate.
Gewürfelt wird mit W20.
Kleine Veränderungen kommen vielleicht dazu: etwa Abzüge auf den Wurf, wenn ein Wrestler besonders waghalsige/schwierige Manöver durchführt.
Ein Match dauert zwischen 1 und 20 Runden a zwei Minuten. Je höher die Heat, also der Fanappeal, der Beteiligten, desto länger das Match.
Ich würfle nicht für jede Aktion, sondern für jeweils eine Runde. Was genau in der Runde passiert, bestimmen die Stile der Wrestler und die Würfelergebnisse.
Wenn ich für beide Wrestler gleich würfle, passiert irgendein Highspot, also ein Highlight, ein Bump, irgendwas, was die Fans von den Stühlen reißt.
Von der absolut genialen Professional RPG Wrestling eFed füge ich hier mal die Beschreibungen der bekannten internationalen Professional Wrestling-Stile ein:
1. Japanese Puoresu
This is actually a broad term accompanying the wrestling styles native to Japan. In fact, „Puoresu“ is simply „Pro Wrestle“ in Engrish so to say your character uses it is overstating the obvious.
Japan #1: Joshi
Joshi is the name given to women’s wrestling in Japan and is considerably more respectable than American women’s wrestling. Joshi, like passable women’s wrestling, utilizes moves that emphasize knowledge over athleticism. Now, before this is passed off as a „girl’s style“, you must note that because of the joshi style, we get a bevy of adapted power moves like the Northern Lights Bomb, Death Valley Driver and the Kudoh Driver aka Vertebreaker. Joshi is one of the foundations of Japanese Lucha Libre (aka J Style) and is constantly inventing new and different moves that are being adapted and should be in this country on a large scale in about another 10 years. Important notes on using the joshi style.
~Uses subtle variations of basic takedowns and cradle pins as one of the bases of offense.
~Striking isn’t emphasized as much but is utilized much in the same manner as King’s Road.
~Submission holds tend to be on the more brutally basic side.
Japan #2: Strong Style
Strong Style is one of the most often misused names and misunderstood styles. Because it’s a precursor to King’s Road, King’s Road is often mislabled as Strong Style. Because the name implies use of hard strikes and power moves, many think that is how it works when in fact Strong Style is more like mixed martial arts/pancrase than it is pro wrestling. It’s for this reason that when MMA fighters cross over into wrestling (in Japan it’s quite common), they use strong style. Basically, Strong Style is the application of MMA to pro wrestling. Likewise, when using actual „strong style“ you should note:
~Strikes are hard, frequent, and lack finesse. No spinny moves, just basic kickboxing is the norm here.
~Throws and takedowns are more from the amature origin meaning Judo takedowns, freestyle takedowns, and Greco-Roman throws are the more commonly used grapple moves.
~Submissions are frequent. More often than not, a strong style wrestler will use a submission hold as a finisher depending on how far along he is in pro wrestling.
Japan #3: King’s Road
King’s Road style is the most prevelant style of wrestling in Japan. Meaning, when you watch a Japanese wrestling match or see something referred as the „Japanese Style“, it means it’s King’s Road. The name and the style are both credited to the Giant Baba since the 1960’s. NJPW, AJPW, and all of the offshoots more often than not use this style. King’s Road itself emphasizes the fighter’s spirit and determination while rallying the crowd for support. It’s because of King’s Road there are bajillions of versions of powerbombs, piledrivers, roundhouse kicks, heel kicks, dropkicks, leg drops and so on. Using the King’s Road style means.
~Kickouts and submission escapes are frequent. Japanese matches typically go to 20 minutes + because King’s Road has this emphasis.
~Utilizes subtle variations of signature moves as the basis of offense.
~Wrestlers usually have 15 – 20 signature moves + their varients, but the moves themselves tend to be more basic. Also, any signature move may potentially end a match which is what makes „King’s Road“ exciting to watch.
Japan #4: Japanese Lucha Libre (aka J Style or Michinoku Pro)
Japanese lucha libre has its base off of Mexican lucha libre, both technico and rudo styles, but also uses facets of joshi, strong style, and King’s Road in practice; making it exciting to watch. Because it’s a clusterfvck style, it tries to take the strengths of each style to counteract the obvious weaknesses of the J Wrestler (J stands for Junior)
~Uses subtle variations of basic takedowns and cradle pins as one of the bases of offense.
~Strikes are hard and frequent but will often have finesse and grace in execution. Meaning, yes, spinny moves.
~Utilizes subtle variations of signature moves as another base of offense.
~Uses agile/elaborate as well as practical headscissors, arm drags, body scissors, and leg drag takedowns for basic offense.
~Heel’s tend to show more physical dominance over their opponent while faces focus more on outsmarting their opponents.
These are the basic styles of Japan, use wisely if you are going to use them at all.
2. Mexican Lucha Libre
For the Japanese Lucha Libre style, I grazed over some of the facets of Mexican Lucha Libre in order to give a taste of Mexican Lucha Libre. Lucha Libre has no legitamate roots, meaning, is was never a legit sport in Mexico and has always meant to be an exhibition of wrestling; not an actual contest. It’s because of this that lucha takes on a flare for theatrics in conjuction with athleticism that Japan, Britain, and the United States have been taking on more recently. „Lucha Libre“ itself means „Free Fight“ meaning that it’s not wrestling, boxing or anything else. It’s also because of the broad term that lucha itself tends to focus less on moves and naming and more on characters. In lucha libre, there are three basic styles, Luchador, Luchadora, and Mini: each with two offshoots, Technico (face) and Rudo (Heel). In a vacuum, lucha libre has only four throws: armdrag, leg drag/screw, bodyscissors, headscissors. And strikes with 8 different body parts: hand, foot, knee, elbow, shoulder, hip, torso, head.
Mexico #1: Technico
The technico style of lucha libre is one of the more popular wrestling styles in the world and is what most people associate with „lucha libre“. Technicos are supposed to be fantastic atheletes who fight with honor and never break the rules. To utilize the technico style, keep in mind.
~Technicos wrestle using elaborate variations of simple takedowns such as the arm drag, the leg drag, the head scissors, and the body scissors. This gross oversimplification has given us hundreds of moves later named as the Satellite Head Scissors, Hurricanrana, Frankensteiner (there is a difference), Victory Roll, Manami Roll, Flipping Powerbomb, Tornado Piledriver, Flipping Piledriver, Corkscrew Suicida Arm Drag and so on. The tilt-a-whirl is another favorite move of the technico.
~Technicos often use acrobatics to emphasize their athleticism.
~Technicos never cheat…ever.
~Technico submission holds and cradle pins are meant to demonstrate intelligence over rudos and usually are more embarassing than painful…but still hurt.
Mexico #2: Rudo
The rudo style is a little less known but is none the less an important facet of wrestling’s history. Rudos more often then not try to phyisically dominate the technico, using powerful throws and painful subs as well as cheating and cheap shots. Rudos like to be sneaky, the most famous Rudos in the world are notorious cheats including Art Barr, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho, Konnan and Louie Spicolli. While many consider them some of the brightest minds in wrestling; traditionally, rudos tend to be stupid. Treacherous, but stupid. To use rudo style.
~Rudos demonstrate phyisical dominance over the opponent in any way shape or form.
~Rudos cheat all the time.
~Rudos lack athleticism but make up for it in plain ungoodlyness.
~Submissions are meant to hurt.
Mexico #3: Technica
The technica style is use by female faces. They tend to be better looking (alledgedly in most cases) than rudas and wrestle with grace and feminenity. Technicas are supposed to be friendly and like technicos, wrestle with honor and stay within the rules. To use the technica style.
~Moves are graceful but tend to lack athleticism. Emphasizing know how over execution.
~Technicas tend to counter wrestle against the rudas, making their style a defensive one.
~Technicas are humble and beautiful (alledgedly), they represent good women and wrestle as such.
Mexico #4: Ruda
Rudas are the pure antithesis of technicas in that they are usually ugly, mean, stupid and cruel. They hate technicas because they are what they are not and are extremely vengeful as a result. All rudas hate technicas for no reason other than what they are and wrestle as such, meaning.
~They wrestle a stiff no frills style that emphasizes strength and treachery over grace and knowledge.
~Usually portray slightly whoreish women who try to demonstrate the power of feminen wiles (despite the fact that they’re ugly).
Mexico #5: Technico Mini
Minis, traditionally, are supposed to be smaller versions of full grown wrestlers. While tradition says they’re the children, they’re usually midgets. With exception to few, minis are always whatever their technico is. The mini style is not simply relegated to midgets. Many use the mini style of mind over matter to defeat much large opponents and minis also give us some of the more elaborate lucha throws. Minis are pound for pound some of the strongest wrestlers in the world. Using the mini style.
~Because of their small stature, they are incredibly nimble and quick.
~Because of their short limbs, do not use submission holds as much.
~Tend to stick with elaborate arm drags and cradle pins as the base of offense.
~Usually copy the impersonated’s moves to a tee with subtle variations emphasizing their agiliy.
Mexico #6: Rudo Mini
Rudo minis are different than technico minis in that they typically don’t portray a full grown wrestler. They are usually independant of a master and despise mini technicos because of their devotion to their master. Rudo minis hate everyone and wrestle as such. They are typically fatter than technico minis in order to portray imps and trolls (this is the truth). To utilize rudo mini style.
~Rudo minis, like rudos, try to emphasize power over the technicos.
~Rudo minis cheat occasionally but usually try to use their slight size advantage to dominate technicos.
~They are usually quite tubby and as a result lack grace and agility.
3. North American Professional Wrestling
Many see North American pro wrestling as the cannon of professional wrestling. Style wise it’s remained relatively unchanged and is probably the most influenced style in modern wrestling. It’s also one of the most heavily borrowed from, especially from the 70’s and 80’s, the prime of American pro wrestling.
North American #1: Old School
Old school wrestling refers to pro wrestling in the heydays from the 1970’s to the 1980’s. This was before any big, major influencing from Japanese and Mexican wrestlers so this style is what many consider the basis of pro wrestling. Old school wrestling.
~Slow paced with an emphasis on basic submission holds.
~Counter wrestling usually deviates towards brawling.
~Big moves are infrequent and tend to end matches.
North American #2: Grappler
The grappler/hooker style is more old school than old school, having it’s prime in the early 1900’s and all the way through to the era of television. The hooker style is what most of the greats either practiced or learned when they were training including George Hackenschmidt, Lou Thez, Bruno Sammartino, Frank Gotch, Ed Lewis, Fritz Von Erich, Killer Kowalski and so on. Those who learn the hooker style usually have an aura of confidence in the ring mostly because if need be they could really injure someone. Using the hooker/grappler style is.
~Working in bursts with legit takedowns and submission holds.
~Working over a body part for easy submission or pin
~Little to no striking
North American #3: Women’s Wrestling
While for the most part it’s a joke in this country, women’s wrestling does have its place. The wrestlers are usually better looking women and the fact that they wrestle each other has some sexual connotation. Wrestling the women’s style means.
~Simple holds and takedowns, nothing really showy or flashy to take away from the men.
~Some posing and posturing if the woman in question if attractive.
~Eye gouges, hair pulling, slapping, and scratching are regularly used.
North American #4: Sports Entertainment
Sports entertainment is what most people associate with pro wrestling in the United States. While most of the focus is off the in ring action, what happens in the matches regularly has some impact. It has been used since television was invented, keeping the focus on the characters more than the action.
~Slow pace but working in bursts with heavy theatrics.
~Less technical wrestling with more emphasis on showing off.
~Big moves and gestures commonly used.
~Signature moves and spots rarely deviate and are usually very specific.
This is the American style, which you probably use already.
4. European Wrestling
European wrestling is what many consider what wrestling is supposed to be. In fact, European pro wrestling, in some places, is still a legitimate contest. The rules are passed down from generations and are canonical folk wrestling rules. When not influenced by Japanese, American, or Mexican wrestling, pure European wrestling is considered the pinnacle of mind over matter; emphasizing skill over physicality and athleticism.
European Wrestling #1: British
The British style is what most people associate with European wrestling and is world renowned. All of the greats from the past from all over the world have trained at the world famous Snake Pit to better understand wrestling from an intellectual point of view. British wrestling itself is considered the smart wrestler’s style: emphasizing knowledge and skill over athleticism any day of the week. To use the British style, one must know British wrestling is more equivalent to human chess than anything else.
~Working a simple hold in as many ways humanly possible. Sometimes it can be simple and subtle, others can be elaborate. But it all comes down to one basic hold.
~No striking with a closed fist. British traditionalists will never strike with a closed fist. Open palm, forearm, shoulder and sole of the boot. It’s for this reason the European Uppercut uses the arm, not the fist.
~Integrates submission with pin attempts frequently to cover all bases.
European Wrestling #2: Greco-Roman
Which actually has nothing to do with Greeks or Romans; it’s actually a French folk wrestling style, usually used in exhibition. Greco-Roman wrestling is point based but does allow pins and submissions. Greco-Roman wrestling also disallows the use of strikes and leg takedowns. To use Greco-Roman wrestling.
~Only upper body throws are allowed which is where we get the word „suplex“. With exception to anything with the leg involved; you’re all good by using any suplex possible.
~Allows hooking the tights for throws and pins (which is why the vertical suplex hooks the tights)
~Pins only need to be on the back and don’t require chest contact (thus giving us the bridge move)
European Wrestling #3: Carny
Carny wrestling is what it sounds like, carnival wrestling. The wrestlers themselves wrestle each other relatively stiff but allow for a show that includes called spots. But, Carnies also fight patrons which means they have to know when to be legit and when to put on a show. When using the Carny style.
~No eye gouges, groin strikes, hair pulling, or biting.
~Strikes are hard and lack finesse.
~Grappling is usually done on the mat and uses simple pins and submission holds.
International wrestling is a style of wrestling that adapts a single facet of wrestling styles from around the world into one broad style. These are where we get some of the more generic terms for pro wrestling. International wrestling is supposed to be a comfortable wrestling style that any wrestler from any region may use and still gain a response from the native audience.
International #1: High Flyer
International high flying adopts ariel, acrobatic, and agile takedowns from American, European, Japanese, and Mexican wrestling.
~Offense combines J-Style strikes with lucha throws and ariel moves.
~Uses American sports entertainment concepts for spots and signatures.
~Uses British and lucha style reversals when escaping holds and throws
International #2: Technician
International technician is much the same as high flyer except it’s with technical wrestling and likewise has a different focus for its offensive base.
~Uses Greco-Roman suplexes and old school wrestling takedowns as the norm.
~Strikes are usually British in origin (chops, forearms, ect.)
~Submission holds tend to be Japanese in origin.
International #3: Submission
International submission style is one of the better styles use when concompassing the broad spectrum of Euro, Japanese, American, and Lucha wrestling. Using it requiers.
~Focus on one or two main body parts like American hooking.
~Holds are usually judo or lucha based with British and Lucha takedown lead-ins
~Signature submission holds usually come in subtle variations much like King’s Road style
International #4: Power Wrestling
International power wrestling has a base of throws from around the world as its main offense.
~Depending on the wrestler’s size and athleticism depends on the move’s finesse
~Moves are escalating with the finish usually being the most powerful
~Strikes lack finesse and are relativley soft looking (depends) with the focus being on the wrestler’s power behind even the weakest looking moves (Big Show’s punch)
These broad concepts are used to employ international wrestling styles.
Hybrid wrestling is a broad term given to any wrestling style without a distinct origin.
Hybrid #1: North American Lucha Libre
North American Lucha Libre basically refers to any style of wrestling that uses a broad mesh of wrestling concepts with the base being an international style meaning the wrestler may combine international high flying with Greco-Roman wrestling, international submission with J-style, or international technician with Rudo Lucha Libre. To use this style.
~Review the past 5 styles.
~Focus tends to be on one international style with a more specific sub-base.
~Moves tend to be on the more convoluted side and can be hit or miss as far as fluidity.
~Try not to too broadly deviate when choosing a sub-style.
Hybrid #2: Striker
The striker style is a combination of strong style wrestling with any legitamate martial art with some theatrics from the Sports Entertainment North American stlye. Because of strong styles origin, the styles and concepts go hand-in-hand. To use striker style.
~Review strong style and sports entertainment
~Try to stick to the concepts, forms, and actual move names of the legit martial art in question.
~Stiffness is key
Hybrid #3: MMA
MMA as a pro wrestling style is different from the actual sport in that it’s moreso like the striker style except the legit martial art in question is a grappling based one. To use this style.
~Repeat the same steps as above.
Hybrid #4: American Strong Style
American strong style is a combination of strong style with sports entertainment concepts. To use this style.
~Hard strikes and basic takedowns are used.
~Spots and signatures rarely deviate.
~Finishes are usually big power moves or submissions.
~Finishes and kick outs are frequent.
Hybrid #5: X-Style
X-Style defines the combination of two international styles of wrestling into one broad wrestling style or into a combination with a hybrid style. To use.
~Stick to similar styles otherwise it’ll look like a mess.
Others not included.
Hardcore/Deathmatch: Brawling, simple takedown and submission, simple finisher, weapon use
Brawling: Simple strikes and takedowns with no affiliation.
Daredevil: Simple ariel moves executed in innovative ways (elevated platforms, through tables, on fire ect.)
These styles can be chalked up to „garbage wrestling“ and is basically a combination of the con’s of each style being combined.